Commandant of the Marine Corps has organized the leadership and professional development reading list according to rank:
Private, Private 1st Class & Lance Corporal
Corporal & Sergeant
Staff Sergeant, Warrant Officer, CWO2, CWO3, 2nd Lieutenant, & 1st Lieutenant

Gunnery Sergeant, 1st Sgt., Master Sgt., CWO4 & Captain
Major & CWO5
Master Gunnery Sgt., Sgt. Major & Lieutenant Colonel
Colonel
General
Marine Corps Current Events


Leadership: Texas Hold 'Em Style
Andrew J. Harvey  More Info

What is a Hero?: The American Heroes Press Short Story Anthology
Hi Tech Criminal Justice  More Info

Military leadership is enhanced by a college degree.

Marine Corps Leadership - General Officers

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(POLICY)

The Best and the Brightest
David Halberstam  More Info
(CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)

A Woman at War: Storming Kuwait With the U.S. Marines
Molly Moore  More Info
(HERITAGE)

No Bended Knee: The Battle for Guadalcanal
Merrill B. Twining  More Info
(STRATEGY)

In Retrospect: The Tragedy & Lessons of Vietnam
Robert S. McNamara  More Info
(DOCTRINE)

Air War in the Persian Gulf
Williamson Murray  More Info
(THEORY)

What Are Generals Made Of?
Aubrey S. "Red", Maj. Gen. Newman  More Info
(STRATEGY)

On the Origins of War : And the Preservation of Peace
Donald Kagan  More Info
(LEADERSHIP)

My American Journey: An Autobiography
Colin L. Powell  More Info
(HERITAGE)

Maverick Marine: General Smedley D. Butler and the Contradictions of American Military History
Hans Schmidt  More Info

(SINEWS)

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
Paul M. Kennedy  More Info
(STRATEGY)

Diplomacy
Henry Kissinger  More Info
(SMALL WARS)

A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
Neil Sheehan  More Info
(MEMOIR)

The Nightingales Song
Robert Timberg  More Info
(HERITAGE)

Lejeune: A Marine's Life, 1867-1942
Merrill L. Bartlett  More Info
(SMALL WARS

Giap: The Victor in Vietnam
Peter G. MacDonald  More Info
(MEMOIR)

Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman (Library of America)
William Tecumseh Sherman  More Info

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